Twitter confirms it is working on a tool to archive or hide old tweets, along with the ability to remove followers without blocking them…
Twitter is in the process of bringing an old tweet archive feature to its microblog. It would reportedly allow people to hide old posts from other users after a given period of time. (This could be 30, 60, or 90 days or a full year.) Plus, the platform might also give users the power to limit who can see liked tweets, the ability to leave a conversation and to let people unfollow others without having to outright block them.
Twitter is Developing an Option to Let Users Hide Their Old Tweets
Twitter isn’t saying when these possible additions will arrive but did confirm the news in a statement to The Verge. However, the microblog plans to let people remove themselves from conversations by the end of the year and to let people remove followers starting this month — without having to go through the trouble of soft blocking them. (Soft blocking is the process of blocking someone, then immediately unblocking them to remove that same person as a follower.)
“We understand that there’s no one size fits all approach to privacy, so we’re excited to roll out more features and tools to empower people on Twitter to customize their experience. Our focus on social privacy is inspired by feedback we received through a global research study we conducted to better understand people’s perceptions of and needs for privacy around the globe. We’ll begin testing some of these features as soon as next week.”